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me give you. mike brooks is our law enforcement analyst, he is being told that senator wicker now has protective detail, meaning he has security around him, because of the fact that he received this letter which was tested positive for the poison ricin. let me just go back and tell you what we learned, and that is that what happened was this envelope came addressed to senator wicker, it tested once positive for riciricin, they te it two more times, so three times positive for ricin, so as we speak, this envelope has been sent to a facility in suburban washington, in maryland to get yet another test on ricin. this is something that we learned very quickly, actually as and even before most u.s. senators learned, they were briefed not too long ago earlier this evening from the senator sergeant at arms and they were told that this certainly is essentially very harmful, but they were also calmed a bit by reminding them that this is the reason why they have a facility that's offsite where they sort your mail, it doesn't come directly to their offices. >> it's offsite because of the anthrax
that from congressional and law enforcement sources, myself and mike brooks, who actually got the first tip on this story. now, we don't know which senate office this was original hi sent to. but we do understand that this envelope was tested positive. and a first routine test, it was retested two more times, so it was tested three times all together. each time it came up positive. and that's according to a law enforcement source who said that afterward, it was sent to maryland on an offsite facility to do further testing. we should remind our viewers, after the anthrax scare back in 2001, in the fall of 2001, when a couple of senate offices received envelopes with anthrax in it, they changed the way that the mail is distributed on capitol hill, so they now begin for the most part in an offsite. so this was intercepted at an offsite mail facility, was not done -- did not make its way to the capitol. so this is the information that we have so far. i can also tell you that ted barrett, cnn's congressional producer, asked senate majority leader harry reid about this, what we were learning, and
this apparently was going. earlier on your broadcast this evening, i was chastised a bit in the law enforcement community and were progressing as we moved along, but i wyou have to keep mind, as their looking for these clues, any single one of those clues could lead them immediately to a suspect. a thumbprint on the bomb that they're recreating down in quantico, any tip, any certain surveillance shot or even a photograph that somebody who was at the scene may have taken of their loved ones as they were snapping a picture near the finish line and now notice there is a guy in the background perhaps putting a black bag somewhere. that could be just the one tip that would solve this case. they have extensive manpower on it. there is no way they're getting frustrated this early in the game, but i will tell you, they are in a real urgent hunt to find this person and solve this crime. >> certainly the first 24 or 48 hours, so crucial in that. thanks to drew. let's talk about what authorities can learn from this new evidence. i want to bring in the former fbi assistant director tom fuentes, and don bar
in a dark-colored bag or backpack. federal law enforcement sources tell cnn the devices were inside pressure cookers and they believe bbs and nails were part of the explosives. important to know that so far nobody has claimed responsibility. the toll of injured up to 183, three more have died, including 8-year-old martin richard, and krystle campbell. >>> president obama will travel to boston on thursday. now we go to chris cuomo live for us in boston. it seems here we are 24 hours more or later and nobody seems to have a real clue who has done this or why. >> reporter: that shouldn't be surprising, piers, these investigations take a very long time to develop, especially starting with being multifactorial, no group claiming responsibility. so much ground to canvas, this is going to be a difficult investigation. i think it's good news that the authorities said in their presser that they're in no rush. very often as we both know, haste makes waste when it comes to an investigation. this is about getting it right. >> that is true. i imagine there'll be some people in boston who will be concerne
analyzed by authorities. it was sent out to law enforcement agency so this everyone can compare notes. there's this picture showing a bag next to the mailbox right where the first bomb went offer. question tonight, was it one of the bombs? the fbi is analyzing it along with fragments of the pressure cooker. there is that and this, breaking news out of washington wac letter to a u.s. senator testing positive both in the field and now in the lab for the deadly poison ricin. dana bash is working her source on that and will join us. we have learned more about those who lost their lives and the wounded, and the loers who rose up to help others. we don't know about the third fatality, she was a chinese national, a graduate student at boston university not for farr from here, her name is being witt held at the request of her family and krisle camp eltame yesterday to watch her friend cross the finish line. she worked 16 hour days but was never too tired to share her love and a smile. she was just 29 years old. martin richard was 8 years old. his mother and sister -- the sign says no more hur
for two or three days while the testing goes on, while law enforcement continues to investigate. so this is something that is very, very important to senators, as you can imagine, and they got a briefing earlier tonight about everything that has gone on. >> we should also point out that mail at the capitol doesn't go directly to congressional ofrsz anymore. >> it doesn't. the first stop for capitol mail right now is for off-site facilities like the one we just showed you. it doesn't come directly to the capitol complex and there is a specific reason for that, exactly what we're seeing tonight, the concern that people will send things that are toxic or poisonous. and that is because of what happened back in 2001. a couple senate offices received letters that were laced with anthrax. senators say tonight that they're happy that this process changed all those years ago, because in this case, the process worked. >> dana, i appreciate the reporting. thank you very much. joining me right now live is former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. mayor, i appreciate you being with us. you obvio
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